The first ever season of the African T20 Global League will kick-start in 2017 with the Cricket South Africa at the forefront of bringing a professionally-run, franchise-based T20 league to the country. Get all the latest South African T20 Global League Betting Tips & Predictions for all the matches and the tournament here.
A total of eight teams will feature in the inaugural edition of the T20 Global League which will be played in South Africa between October and December, 2017. The exact date and the schedule for the T20 Global League will be announced at a later stage.
A total of eight franchises have been named with their respective cities and the South African marquee player expected to play for them, named as well.
Durban will have their home games at Kingsmead and will have Hashim Amla as their player while Johannesburg will be hosted at the New Wanderers Stadium even as Kagiso Rabada will represent them.
The Benoni Squad will be based out of Willowmoore Park with Quinton de Kock as their key while Pretoria’s home games will be played at SuperSport Park as AB de Villiers becomes their marquee player.
Bloemfontein will be hosted at Manguang Oval with David Miller playing for them.
With Cape Town playing in Newlands and expected to be led by JP Duminy, Stellenbosch playing out of Boland Park and Faf du Plessis as their key player and Port Elizabeth featuring at St. George’s Park along with Imran Tahir, the glittering line-up is complete.
CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat said: “We have taken our time and worked hard to reach the point where we are now ready to play in the global #T20 arena. This new #T20 Global League offers great opportunities for investment in South Africa and South African cricket, and we are excited by the number of local and international superstars that will feature in the league.”
The Global League comes after the Cricket South Africa already had the Ram Slam T20 League – which was later changed to the CSA T20 Challenge – and the African T20 League which did not meet with too much success anyway.
Given there are eight teams, one can expect the format for the T20 Global League to be on the lines of the Big Bash League – i.e. it might not be on a home and away basis, given the number of matches that are needed in that case, but teams might play others either at home or away.
The Global League T20 was launched earlier in June was also given the name, a change from the Global League that it was supposed to be called at one stage.
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